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The path from cause to effect: mastering 'metrics
Joshua D.  Angrist,  Jörn-Steffen  Pischke,  July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP442: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer  2015 pages: 26-28

Mastering 'Metrics: The Path from Cause to Effect by Joshua Angrist and Jörn Steffen Pischke, Princeton University
In brief... Oil: the impact on women's work
Stephan E.  Maurer,  Andrei V.  Potlogea,  July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP443: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer  2015 pages: 24-25

This article summarises ‘Fueling the Gender Gap? Oil and Women’s Labor and Marriage Market Outcomes’ by Stephan Maurer and Andrei Potlogea, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1280.
In brief... A Global Apollo Programme to tackle climate change
Richard  Layard,  July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP444: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer  2015 pages: 21-23

This article summarises A Global Apollo Programme to Tackle Climate Change by David King, John Browne, Richard Layard, Gus O’Donnell, Martin Rees, Nicholas Stern and Adair Turner.
Happier workers, higher profits
Alex  Bryson,  John  Forth,  Lucy  Stokes,  July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP445: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer  2015 pages: 18-20

This article summarises Does Worker Wellbeing Affect Workplace Performance? by Alex Bryson, John Forth and Lucy Stokes, published as CEP Discussion Paper No. 1363.
In brief... Making a difference in education
Robert  Cassen,  Sandra  McNally,  Anna  Vignoles,  July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP446: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer  2015 pages: 16-17

This paper has been published as:
Making a Difference in Education: What the Evidence Says by Robert Cassen, Sandra McNally and Anna Vignoles is published by Routledge.
Robots at work: the impact on productivity and jobs
Georg  Graetz,  Guy  Michaels,  July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP447: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer  2015 pages: 12-15

This article summarises ‘Robots at Work’ by Georg Graetz and Guy Michaels, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1335.
In brief... Phone home: should mobiles be banned in schools?
Louis-Philippe  Beland,  Richard  Murphy,  July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP448: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer  2015 pages: 10-11

This article summarises ‘Ill Communication:Technology, Distraction and Student Performance’ by LouisPhilippe Beland and Richard Murphy, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1320.
In brief... American Idol: 65 years of admiration
Alan  Manning,  Amar  Shanghavi,  July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP449: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer  2015 pages: 9
Family business: management effort and firm performance
Oriana  Bandiera,  Andrea  Prat,  Raffaella  Sadun,  July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP450: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer  2015 pages: 6-8

This article summarises ‘Managing the Family Firm: Evidence from CEOs atWork’ by Oriana Bandiera, Andrea Prat and Raffaella Sadun, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1250.
Crime scars: can recessions produce career criminals?
Brian  Bell,  Anna  Bindler,  Stephen  Machin,  July 2015
Paper No' CEPCP451: Read Abstract | Full paper (pdf)
CentrePiece 20 (1) Summer  2015 pages: 2-5

This article summarises ‘Crime Scars: Recessions and the Making of Career Criminals’ by Brian Bell, Anna Bindler and Stephen Machin, CEP Discussion Paper No. 1284.